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Date Night In-France

We’re in the 2nd week of February so that means it’s time for another date night in! The first date night in with a French theme was a casual Apéro, which is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in. But Valentine’s Day is a week away and today’s French date night is […]

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Date Night In-French Apéro

We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and what country would be more fitting for a romantic date night in than France? I can’t think of one! I’m going to share a couple of date night in options from this favorite country of mine. First up is a more casual date night in, more of a […]

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Lille Potatoes- Sunday Supper

There’s just something so nice about catching the bus or train and having it transport you to another destination. I love that the bus/rail system in Europe is so easy to navigate. The USA could learn a thing or two about public transport from Europe! When we made last minute plans in 2018 to visit […]

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Lyon, France

This is hard. Staying home all the time, not being able to have friends over for dinner or meet up for drinks to catch up. I don’t mind a quiet evening in, but I like to do things out and about too! Plus I’m running out of Netflix to watch (help!) The other day I […]

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Favorite Films Set in France

So it’s official. The EU is starting to open its borders to neighboring countries and the USA is not making the cut.It’s a real bummer but I don’t blame them, we have many new cases of Covid-19 daily and sadly it’s not slowing down (wear the damn mask!) So maybe we can’t travel to France […]

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My French Shopping List

I just finished up a container of mustard that we got while in France last year and I got to thinking about all the things that we love to pick up while we’re there and you know what….we’re not big souvenir people. When we travel I’m just so happy to be exploring somewhere new that […]

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Mont Saint Michel

We’re well into April and Covid-19 just won’t quit. Andrew and I weregoing to visit some dear friends in France during my April break but that has obviously been put on hold. That’s ok though because we will see them when this is over. They are healthy, we are healthy and that’s all that matters. […]

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Vicarious French Travel (Through Books)

So I’m home from work and teaching remotely for the next two weeks, could be even longer if Covid-19 doesn’t get under control . Normally I would relish in the extra time off, possibly even plan a getaway but this is no joke and we all need to slow down. Andrew and I went out […]

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Château de Chenonceau

France is known for its chateaux, and the country is dotted with them in every region.  That is one of the things that I love most about France, the romantic almost fairy tale like architecture. The Loire Valley has some particularly beautiful and noteworthy properties and one of my favorites is Château de Chenonceau. It […]

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Salade Niçoise

Happy First Day of Summer! It’s been raining in Maine, but summer is here and I can’t wait for days at the beach, drinks by the pool and lunches with friends. Summers in Maine are the best and I am looking forward exploring some new places in my home state during my time off. Having […]

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St. Malo

It’s no secret that France is one of our go to destinations. We love the food, the culture, the shopping, the wine. 🙂 We’ve visited many areas of this lovely country but my favorite area by far is Brittany. Growing up in Maine, I love being near the ocean ,so I think that’s why I felt […]

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Favorite Bookings

Whenever we are planning a trip, finding a place to stay in an area that is both safe and accessible is my top priority.  I love booking.com because of the honest reviews and the diverse listings. Want to keep it super cheap? Try a hostel. Want to stay somewhere unique? Book the tiniest home in […]

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We Were Staying in Paris…part deux

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a few more things that we love about Paris. It is the City of Love after all. When we stayed in Paris in April 2015 we really fell in love with France, especially our neighborhood and apartment in Montmartre, we’ve been lucky enough to return a […]

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We Were Staying in Paris

Happy Wednesday! I’m sitting here with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau wine scrolling though pictures from the trip to Paris that Andrew and I took last month, and I thought why not share some of the things we love about Paris! I adore France and Paris is such a magical city. Andrew and I went there […]

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